Peter Williams, the program director, is diversifying the type of music being performed beyond Americana. He has tapped into the Bay Area's deep pool of Afro-Caribbean music.
Celebrating her 70th birthday, Linda Tillery is taking over Freight & Salvage Friday and Saturday with a far-flung roster of guest artists.
Alessandro Penezzi is part of a dazzling roster of artists performing at BrasArte’s 14th annual SF Brazilian Day & Lavagem, one of Berkeley’s signature community events.
Plucked out of obscurity busking on Dublin's streets, the Mexican duo have sold millions of albums and toured globally.
“We have a saying: Without music, there's no party,” says percussionist Erico Minaya, a founding member of Lima’s La Patronal, which performs at Ashkenaz on Thursday.
There's a wealth of great music coming up, including jazz singer and master balladeer Ed Reed, 24-year-old saxophonist Sam Previn, HowellDevine and the Freight Fiddle Summit.
A corner building covered in clouds was once the haunt for some of the world's most influential musicians. Subway Guitars owner Fatdog still oversees a vibrant music community hub.
Drummer Jemal Ramirez is orchestrating a farewell, multi-musician session Monday at Fantasy Studios. Also recommended: House of Faern at CJC and Hamilton de Holanda at the Freight.
Drummer/composer Alan Hall and vocalist Emy Tseng both perform this weekend at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley.
When artists can record albums on their laptops, recording in a professional studio is now more the exception than the rule.
Since Fantasy Studios moved to Berkeley in 1971, the company has produced numerous Academy Award-winning films and gold and platinum records.
The most prodigious Bay Area saxophonist of his generation and the funk and soul-infused Extra Nappy play a rare East Bay gig Saturday night at the California Jazz Conservatory.